Penang Botanic Gardens

The Penang Botanical Gardens is simply known as Botanic Gardens by the locals. It is nestled strategically in a valley along Jalan Kebun Bunga. It is also eminently known as the Waterfalls Gardens because of a beautiful cascading waterfall nearby.

It was built in 1884 by Charles Curtis, a British from the Gardens & Forests Departments of the Straits Settlements. The site used to be an old quarry. The landscape of the garden is well-built and it consists of a large variety of exotic and indigenous plant species. The gardens consist of 12 areas:

  1. The Formal Garden
  2. Lily Pond
  3. Perdana Plant House
  4. Tropical Rainforest Jungle Track
  5. Fern House
  6. Fern Rockery
  7. Aroid Walkaway
  8. Cactus House
  9. Orchidarlum
  10. Horticulture Centre
  11. Nursery
  12. Quarry Recreational Park


Located at approximately 8 km from Georgetown, some of the flora in the garden includes the Pinang Palm, Black Lily, Cannonball tree, Sengkuang tree as well as Slipper Orchids. Some of the more unique and special plants of the gardens are kept locked.

Guided tours for visitors are conducted by park officials.

Visit official website.

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Opening Hours

Monday РSunday: 5:00 am Р8:00 pm, including Public Holidays.




Pavilion Administrative Complex,
Jalan Kebun Bunga,
10350 Penang.

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Penang Botanic Gardens is the most important city park in Penang.

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Penang is proud for being home to this green piece of land that makes a great spot for a jog or stroll with friends and family.

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The Penang Botanic Gardens is a pleasant place to escape the heat of the busy city and enjoy walks or just relax.

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